Are you wise, or are you a fool, when rains come? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 September 2017 13:55

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock’…” (Jesus, our God and Savior, in Matthew 7:24-25, the Holy Bible).

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A PLEA FOR A BETTER CIRCULAR ON WORK SUSPENSION: Oh well, I will now make a plea to Malacanang and also to President Duterte: at some other time that they will be issuing any order in connection with suspension of work, they must hasten to clarify right away the agencies that are to be covered by the work stoppage.

This plea is brought about by the memorandum order decreeing that there will be no work on September 21, 2017, allegedly because it will be devoted as a day of protest. In the first volley of statements from the Palace on the matter, it was clear enough that all offices of government in the whole county would be without wok on that day, to enable government men to join the protests.

That kind of an order was in fact confirmed by Memorandum Circular No. 26, September 19, 2017, which Acting Executive Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra issued. The problem, however, was that, just a day after, or on September 20, 2017, Malacanang suddenly turned around and decreed that work suspension would apply only to those in the executive department. The judiciary and the legislature would still have work. Oh well…

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HURRICANES IN THE WORLD, MORE ARE  TO COME: If we in the Philippines are starting to believe that we will not undergo the fierce rains, floods, and strong winds from hurricanes like Hurricane Maria which has been lashing at the Caribbean Islands and other US territories located almost at the tip of its southern states at the Atlantic Ocean, we are gravely mistaken. .

The advent of deadly and destructive storms and typhoons is an international concern these days. Almost everywhere in the world now, even those which were usually spared from weather aberrations like these are starting to experience pouring rains, drowning floods, and stormy winds.

And, yes, it is true that these calamities are due largely to global warming and climate change but for our purposes, it would be more beneficial to recall that the occurrence of all of these were predicted by Jesus, our God and Savior. We should, further, endeavor to recall that Jesus has provided a “way out”, in a manner of speaking, from these rains, floods, and winds.

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ARE YOU WISE, OR ARE YOU A FOOL, WHEN THE RAINS COME? Where can we see the warnings of Jesus on rains, floods, and winds? In Matthew 7:24-27 of the Bible, that’s where. He said there that the coming of rains, floods, and winds is a certainty, and there are only two kinds of people who will be facing them. The first kind are the wise, and the second are the fools.

The wise will not die or be destroyed by those calamities, or, if ever they are damaged somehow, it would not be much. The reason? The wise listen to, and obey, the words of Jesus, and so they are considered as having put up their houses on top of a solid foundation. Because of this solid foundation, the wise will not easily be toppled.

The fools are those who will get killed, or will be totally destroyed when the rains, floods, and winds come. And why are they fools? Because even if they listen to the words of Jesus, they do not obey those words anyway, and so they are deemed to have put up their houses in the sands. Our question to our readers here is this: are you wise? Or are you a fool?

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